[02/03/16 - 10:35 AM] Hit Showtime Drama "Billions" to Air New Episode Featuring Metallica on Super Bowl Sunday The show's ratings have continued to surge by double digits week after week since its premiere - delivering a series high for its most recent episode.
[via press release from Showtime]
HIT SHOWTIME DRAMA "BILLIONS" TO AIR NEW EPISODE FEATURING METALLICA ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
BILLIONS Ratings Continue To Surge By Double Digits Since Premiere
New York, NY - February 3, 2016 - This Sunday, SHOWTIME will air a brand new episode of BILLIONS at 10 p.m. ET/PT, featuring one of the most influential rock bands of all time, Grammy(R) Award winners Metallica. A bonafide hit for SHOWTIME, BILLIONS' ratings have continued to surge by double digits week after week since its premiere - delivering a series high for its most recent episode.
One of the biggest selling acts in American music history, Metallica will be featured in this Sunday night's episode of BILLIONS, which was shot on location in Quebec at one of the band's tour dates last Fall. This weekend, Metallica will also headline CBS Radio's third-annual The Night Before concert event, the evening prior to Super Bowl 50, at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
In this week's episode, after getting one of his Portfolio Managers out of trouble with the police, Axe takes a spontaneous trip to see Metallica in concert with his childhood friends. While there, he meets a free spirited young woman (guest star Kerry Bishé) who makes him face the limits of his own freedom. He also must fend off a short squeeze--an attack on one of his important holdings--led by Chuck's father. Back in New York, Chuck has an epic day-long proffer session with Pete Decker, learning important facts about the inner workings of Axe Capital. But Chuck must also take action against his own father for his stock manipulation. Starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, BILLIONS is a bold, contemporary drama series that melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile and Condola Rashad also star. BILLIONS is created, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean's Thirteen, Rounders). The series is also created and executive produced by Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail).
Consumers can catch up on the first three episodes of BILLIONS now on SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R), SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R) and SHOWTIME, the stand-alone streaming service available through Apple(R), Roku(R), Amazon and Google and via Hulu, Sony PlayStation(R) Vue and Amazon Prime Video. For more information about BILLIONS, visit http://s.sho.com/BillionsOnShowtime, follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #Billions.